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Newgrange Lodge

Newgrange Lodge is a unique venue located only one minute’s walk from the world famous heritage site of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth located in the heart of the beautiful Boyne Valley. We offer accommodation for both independent travellers and groups alike. Our rooms include a mix of 23 Double/ Twin and Family rooms and a number of multi bed rooms that are ideal for accommodating large groups on a budget.

+353 (0)41 988 2478

Newgrange,Donore,Co. Meath

Rock Farm Slane – Glamping

Relax and recharge on a luxury glamping break at our organic farm beside the River Boyne which is part of Slane Castle Estate. Mature woodland overlooks our yurts, shepherds huts and bell tents with communal living area, kitchen, clay pizza oven, fire pit and lots of space. Enjoy the natural swimming pool and outdoor hot tub. Our self-catering food packs are full of our own organic produce. On farm and local activities are available. Weekly Farmers Market and Farm Tours. 

+353 (0) 41 988 4861

The Rock Farm Slane, Fennor, Slane, Co Meath

Tankardstown House

Exuding elegance and luxury, Tankardstown comprises an impressive 18th Century Manor House and Orangery; a central courtyard of Cottage Suites; adjacent to the Garden Village where casual Lunch and Afternoon Tea is available along with Classic Evening Dining in Brabazon Restaurant.

+353 (0) 41 98 24621

Slane, Co. Meath

The Conyngham Arms Hotel

A beautifully restored 18th Century coaching inn, Conyngham Arms Hotel in Slane village offers luxurious accommodation in County Meath. A 2-minute drive from Slane Castle and only the short distance to Historic sites such as the Hill of Slane and Newgrange.

The country-chic rooms feature en suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee facilities, free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, and some have 4-poster beds.

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+353 (0)41 988 4444

Main Street, Slane, County Meath

Battle of the Boyne Site

Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre: Oldbridge House and Gardens

    The Battle of the Boyne (1690) is one of the most significant events in Irish history, part of a wider struggle for power across 17th century Europe.

    +353 (0) 41 9809950

    Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre
    Oldbridge House
    Co. Meath
    A92 CY68

    See website for further details.

    By car: The Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre is located on the South bank of the River Boyne, 3km north of Donore Village. The site is sign-posted from Exit 9 off the M1 (Dublin/Belfast), off N2 (Slane/Ashbourne and off N51 (Slane/Drogheda) – the N51 is Not Suitable for Coaches. Coach Parking available in Visitor Centre Car Park.

    Bus Services from Drogheda to the Battle of the Boyne


    Distance from Dublin International Airport is 44Km


    Distance from Dublin Port is 50km

    Distance from Dun Laoghaire Port is 63Km

    Locate Us:

    GPS: 53.722699, -6.412969

    May - September    (Open Daily)   10am - 5.00pm

    October - April     (Open Daily)   9am - 4.00pm

    PLEASE NOTE:  Main Entrance Gate to estate locked at 4pm sharp.  Exit Gate locks at 6pm sharp.  A call-out fee will apply for vehicles still parked in car park after the 6pm deadline. 

    See website and Facebook for up-to-date information on visiting and access.

    Adult                      €5.00

    Senior/Group         €4.00

    Child/Student        €3.00 (Children under 12 are free of charge)

    Family                  €13.00

    No group bookings available until further notice

    Online Booking – BOOK HERE

    If you are unable to book online please telephone 041 980 9950 for assistance.


    Brú na Bóinne – Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth

    The new state of the art, immersive visitor experience focuses on the monuments of the World Heritage Site during the Neolithic period. It transports visitors back 5000 years to the pinnacle of passage tomb building tradition.

    The exhibits explore the seasonal nature of Stone Age society, the significance of the solar cycle, ceremonies and the monument building process.

    +353 (0) 41 988 0300

    Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre,


    County Meath

    A92 EH5C

    NB: Do not go directly to Newgrange or Knowth, all access is via the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Eircode A92 EH5C) 



    2km west of Donore Village on the L21

    Google Maps Link


    From Navan: Take the turn for Duleek and veer left for the Boyne Road. Once you reach the N2 junction, take a right and sharp left for the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre From Drogheda: Take the Donore Road from the Bus Station which is located just off the N1 on the south side of the River Boyne. Travel about 7km (4.5 miles) to the village of Donore, turn right passing Daly's Brú na Bóinne Bar and Restaurant on the right, travel about 1km, the Visitor Centre cark park is on the right hand side.

    Bus Route(s): Bus Eireann operates a bus service (Route 163) between the Visitor Centre and Drogheda. See Bus Eireann website for details. This service runs in conjunction with the service to Drogheda from Dublin. Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 (0) 1 8366111 or +353 (0) 41 983 5023.

    Via the M1 Motorway: Take the M1 heading north, leave the motorway at the Donore Exit near Drogheda, (Brú na Bóinne is clearly signposted before the exit). There is a toll of 1.50 Euro before the Donore exit. Travel about 6km (4 miles) to the village of Donore, turn right passing Daly's Brú na Bóinne Bar and Restaurant on the right, travel about 1km, the Visitor Centre cark park is on the right hand side.

    From Dublin: Take the N2 north via Ashbourne towards Slane. Turn right about 2km south of Slane.

    From Trim: Take the R161 to Navan and follow directions from Navan. From Slane: take the N2 Ashbourne route from Slane, turn left approx 2 km outside of Slane and follow the signs for Brú na Bóinne.

    Click here to see opening arrangements and available booking times.




    Brú na Bóinne Tour plus  Newgrange Chamber
    ADULT: €18
    SENIOR (60 and over): €16
    CHILD (12-17): €12
    CHILD (under 12): FREE
    STUDENT (valid student ID required): €12
    FAMILY (max. 2 adults & 5 Children aged 12 -17) : €48

    Visitor Centre Exhibition only
    ADULT: €5
    SENIOR (60 and over): €4
    CHILD (12-17): €3
    CHILD (under 12): FREE
    STUDENT (valid student ID required): €3
    FAMILY (max. 2 adults & 5 Children aged 12 -17): €13


    Pre-booking tickets is essential 

    For wheelchair users or visitors who require special assistance please email in advance of booking.

    For group bookings (15 – 24 tickets): email



    Brú na Bóinne, the legends behind the tombs

    Brú na Bóinne is one of the most important prehistoric megalithic sites in Europe drawing thousands of visitors daily. Each of the tombs has their own myths to explore against the beautiful backdrop of the gently meandering River Boyne. You will marvel at the skill of these prehistoric builders The Dinshenchas, from the Book of Leinster (a manuscript from the 12th century) is a very useful source for anyone interested in Irish mythology. This collection of poems tells the origin of place names, events and characters. It recounts the legends behind Brú na Bóinne, the Palace of the Boyne.


    Collon House

    Built in 1740 in the Irish Long House style, Collon House was the home of Anthony Foster, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer.

    Collon House, steeped in history, is full of character and charm; its gracious rooms are exquisitely furnished with period antiques and paintings, retaining the atmosphere of early Georgian living, making this a rare opportunity to experience less than one hour from Dublin City Centre, and thirty minutes from Dublin Airport.

    00 353 87 235 5645

    Collon House Collon Co. Louth

    Arriving by car

    Collon House is in the centre of Historic Collon village on the N2 Dublin Derry/Londonderry road, 55kms/35 miles north of Dublin City.Or if driving from Dublin/Airport North on the M1, take junction 10, and the Collon Road, if driving Southbound on the M1, take junction 12, and the Collon Road.

    Arriving by Bus/Coach

    Fast and frequent coaches operate between Collon and Dublin city centre, see for timetables.Local buses operates to Drogheda, to connect with expressway services, see

    Arriving by Train

    The nearest Irish Rail/Iarnrod Eireann station is Drogheda, 9 miles away, see for timetable.

    Francis Ledwidge Museum

    Introduction to Francis Ledwidge

    +353 (0)41 9824544

    Francis Ledwidge Museum Janeville,Slane,Co. Meath C15DK82

    By car:

    The Francis Ledwidge Museum is located in Janeville, Slane, Co. Meath. Travel on the M2 from Dublin to Slane. The museum can be found on Janeville Street.

    Open All Year

    Summer Period - 10th March – 27th October

    The museum is open 7 days a week from 10.00am to 5.00pm

    Winter Period - 28th Oct – 9th March

    The museum is open 7 days a week from 10.00am to 3.30pm


    Christmas opening times have not been decided yet, check website for up to date opening times.

    Tours can be booked in advance and there are special rates for schools and teachers.

    Adult € 3.00 Senior / Students € 3.00

    Child € 1.00 Family € 6.50

    Coach Tours € 2.00 per person

    Coach Tours

    It is advisable that coach tours contact the museum in advance.